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Place Text on 3D Artwork

The beauty of 3D clipart is its complexity. There are few, if any, flat planes. Despite that you can easily personalize 3D clipart by adding text...

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CNC: Cutting 3D Clipart

3D clipart is a wonderful way to enhance your CNC work. With the correct choice of toolpath and bits you can easily get incredibly detailed...

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Creating a Lithophane with a CNC

Lithophanes are amazing! What is a lithophane? It’s an etched or carved piece that only shows an image when it’s back lit. In this case, the...

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CNC Project - Spread Some Holiday Joy

Here’s a great CNC router project you can still kick out in time for the holidays. These are great stocking stuffers, and easy to batch out.

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Finger Joints on your CNC Router

Did you know you can cut finger joints on your CNC router? Here’s what you need to know to make this joint.

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Onion Skinning for Small Parts on Your CNC

Onion skinning, leaving a paper-thin bit of material at the bottom of a profile cut, is a great way to keep small parts secure on a CNC router.

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CNC: Using a Point Roundover Bit

If you’ve ever used a hand-held router or router table you’re probably familiar with roundover bits. They’re great for easing the edges on your...

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VCarve Pro: Importing Router Bit Profiles

Are you using VCarve Pro to design and toolpath your CNC projects? Let’s look at how you can easily import and add router bits to the software’s...

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Zero In On Your Origin

You may have had this experience on your CNC router; you’ve determined the XY origin for your project, and you need to get the spindle directly...

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CNC Hold Down Methods

When you use a hand-held router for your woodworking you get constant feedback on what’s happening. When you “rout” with a CNC, the machine is...

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